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Jamie-Lynn Sigler Will Play Disney’s First Jewish Latina Princess

Virginia Isaad
Elena of Avalor was Disney’s first Latina princess and come this fall she’ll be joined by Disney’s first-ever Jewish Latina princess. Cuban-Jewish actress Jamie-Lynn Sigler will guest star as the voice of the princess for the third season of Elena of...
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6 Jewish Communities in Latin American Countries Holding on to Their Traditions

Bill O’Connor
[tps_header][article_ad_lb][/tps_header] The holiest holidays of the Jewish faith — Yom Kippur and Rosh Hashanah — are a time of repenting for one’s sins at the start of the New Year on the Jewish calendar. Coincidentally, they often occur during Hispanic...
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Nine Latinx Podcast Episodes About Identity You Need to Listen to

Nicole Young
With the start of Latinx/Hispanic Heritage Month comes the inevitable conversations about our identities and culture. Going through social media can sometimes feel overwhelming but thankfully there are whole podcasts episodes dedicated to these topics. Longtime Latinx podcast favorites like...
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My Natural Hair Journey & How Afro-Latinx/Black-Owned Brands Have Played A Part In It

Shayne Rodriguez Thompson
I’ve worn my hair naturally curly for so long now, that sometimes I actually go years without straightening it at all. But, it’s been a long and time-consuming process to get here. As an Afro-Boricua, I grew up thinking that...
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‘Maya and the Three’ Animated Series Features All-Star Latinx Cast

Virginia Isaad
While we are making slow yet steady progress in Hollywood when it comes to Latinx representation,  in the world of animation there is still some progress to be made. The beloved Coco, Elena of Avalor, the first Latina Disney princess,...
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‘In the Heights’ Writer Quiara Alegría Hudes’ New Memoir is About Growing Up Puerto Rican in Philly

Shayne Rodriguez Thompson
Fresh off the high from the theatrical release of In the Heights, the film’s screenwriter Quiara Alegría Hudes is reveling in the wake of a dream accomplished. Hudes also wrote the libretto for the Tony-award-winning production which was a finalist...
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Gloria Calderón Kellett Has Four New Latinx Series in the Works for Amazon

Virginia Isaad
Latina powerhouse Gloria Calderón Kellett —  executive producer/co-showrunner and director of One Day at a Time — signed a deal with Amazon and the first series that’s set to launch is romantic comedy With Love. GloNation Studios has an additional three...
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‘Hamilton’ Star Mandy Gonzalez is Using Her Platform to Promote Inclusivity & Inspire the Latinx Community

Mexican-Jewish actress Mandy Gonzalez has devoted most of her career to stage work, which she recognizes doesn’t get nearly as much attention as working on-screen. But the 42-year-old mom’s passion, dedication and talent have led her to some incredible experiences...